Haworth Lions Cheer Spotlight – Presented by Pine Cellular
The level of participation in the Haworth High School varsity cheer squad is outstanding. The small school in southeastern Oklahoma, which has an average daily membership (ADM) of 155 students, has 25 members on the cheer squad (23 regular squad members and 2 alternates), selected from well-attended tryouts in the spring. The cheer team has become an unlikely but popular favorite in Lion Country.
Haworth has a short but decorated history as a competitive cheer squad. They took first place in both Game Day and Band Chant in their first competition three years ago. They compete in what is by far the largest class measured by number of schools involved. According to Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association tables, Class 2A has 269 schools listed for competitive cheer contenders for the 2020-21 school year. Despite the fierce (and numerous) competition, the Lions are hoping to roar their way to another first-place finish this year at the Game Day regionals November 7th at Stroud in order to advance to the Game Day state finals at Moore High School on November 14th.
Their creative and complex pep rally routines have become a highlight of school life in the Haworth school and community. All the hard work and spirit by the Haworth Lions varsity cheer squad deserves a “hats off” congratulations as the runner-up in the VYPE/Pine Cellular cheer squad online poll.